Paul Tough

Mid-South News
6:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Paul Tough In Memphis To Talk About 'How Children Succeed'

Author Paul Tough's latest book is "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character."
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Author Paul Tough thinks America’s schools aren’t doing a good job teaching character. Tough has covered education for the New York Times Magazine and This American Life. His latest book is How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.

Tough was in Memphis to speak at a charter school run by the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, which aims to teach character skills—things like zest, self-control, and, yes, grit—alongside math and reading. 

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